A foreign language is best assimilated in the early years of life. At Tower we make that learning experience pleasant and motivating.
Playground Fun Red (4 and 5 years olds).
At this level we propose teaching English in a natural way and within a context familiar to the pupil.
Playground Fun Red complements and reinforces the basic pre-school concepts.(see contents table below)
The methodology used at Tower includes a wide range of resources and activities; stories, songs, chants, role-plays and dressing up, and arts and crafts all of which can be easily adapted to each child’s learning style.
In order to encourage correct pronunciation and increase comprehension, the teacher speaks in English throughout the class, although he or she is able to understand the children if they speak in Spanish.
Throughout these early years Jolly Phonics, a system to aid reading and spelling development in English, is incorporated in the syllabus. Jolly Phonics is the method used in British primary schools to teach the 42 English phonemes.
Areas of work include hand-eye coordination and creativity through the use of worksheets and, incorporated into the class routine, social skills like waiting your turn and respect for yourself and others.
Special attention is paid to creating a good affective environment. The attention span of this age is taken into account along with the silent period pupils go through before production, all with the aim of ensuring the best assimilation of new language.
Each child is monitored individually and at the end of the term they are given a progress report in the form of a certificate.
We encourage you to share the classes with your child, he or she might want to sing and show you the actions that go with the songs on the CD, o simply tell an anecdote about the class that day. Everything you wish to share with them will help them learn as long as they feel the interest and support of their family.
We hope that you, as much as your children find English classes at Tower a positive and motivating experience.
In addition to the end of term reports, at the end of the school year the teacher and students perform a show for their parents demonstrating favourite activities, games, and songs learnt throughout the year.